Billie St. Jean, MSW, LSWAIC, MHP, SUDP
Billie works with adults who suffer from addiction, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, and unresolved trauma. Her goal is to meet clients where they are in their journey and help them to build on their strengths by focusing on their abilities, using their community, and strengths such as new such as learning coping, and distress tolerance skills, as well as mindfulness. Billie uses an eclectic method of treatment modalities such as Lifespan Integration therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relapse Prevention, and Seeking Safety. Billie acquired a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California with a concentration in mental health. She obtained her Bachelors degree from the University of Washington and completed her Substance Use Professional Certification from Olympic College.
According to Lifespan Integration founders,
Lifespan Integration is a new therapy that was developed during the first decade of the 21st century.
"Lifespan Integration (LI) is an integrative and holistic approach that relies on the innate ability of the body-mind to heal itself. There are many different LI protocols. Some protocols heal early trauma, and others heal attachment deficits that may have occurred during specific stages of development. All protocols include repetitions of a TimeLine of memories and images. Viewing repetitions of one’s ‘life review’ both integrates past experience and proves to the client’s body-mind system that time has passed. This ‘proof’ occurs at a deeper level than is possible with commonly used cognitive behavioral [talk therapy] methods.
"Lifespan Integration is a very gentle method that works on a deep neural level to change patterned responses and outmoded defensive strategies. LI therapy offers a deep level of the body-mind ‘re-sets’ so that our response to emotional challenges is more in line with the current life situation. This ‘re-setting’ happens very rapidly for most people. After LI therapy, people find themselves spontaneously reacting to current stressors in more age-appropriate ways. After several sessions of LI, clients have reported that they feel better about life, are more self-accepting, and are better able to enjoy their intimate relationships."
Billie St. Jean, a multi-talented therapist with us at MCS Counseling, among many modalities, offers Lifespan Integration to interested patients. She is able to answer any questions you might have as to whether Lifespan Integration therapy is for you. Find out more about Lifespan Integration by watching this video here.